Busy lunchtime- serving up the pea and onion omelette

So what did Foodcycle create with our onions? 

I joined in the brilliant Foodcycle team this Saturday to cook up about 15kg of our lovely onions, harvested Sept 2011 by our hardworking volunteers. With piles of donated food from local businesses, and our onions, the head chef Sam had lots to play with. Check out Sam being interviewed on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire here (starts at 1 hour 50 mins).

French onion soup in the making
I think the French onion soup was the winner, with many coming back for seconds. 

Pea and onion omelette
Then there was pea and caramelised onion Spanish-style omelette, and more caramelised onions atop tasty foccacia.

Carmelised onion focaccia

Not forgetting the lovely vegetarian toad in the hole, with roasted carrot, broccoli and parsnip nested in homely Yorkshire pudding. Served with roast potatoes and onion gravy, of course!

Sam serves up some great grub
Thanks Foodcycle for a great lunch and for making the most of our onions!

Among a packed house, local MP Julian Huppert was there to help out and share food. He says “The idea of bartering skills in return for land to grow crops was common in the past but had been largely forgotten in our fast-paced world. This cropshare project follows that simple principle and provides locally-grown food for people who need it thanks to these volunteers”.  Read his write up of the event here

Look out for a write up in the Cambridge News soon!